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Calvin Harris to debut on Defected with Steve Lacy collab ‘Live Without Your Love’

The Scottish artist first sent demos into the label at the age of 15

  • Patrick Hinton
  • 18 June 2020
Calvin Harris to debut on Defected with Steve Lacy collab ‘Live Without Your Love’

Calvin Harris and Steve Lacy are teaming up to release a new single single ‘Live Without Your Love’ via Defected / Columbia on July 16.

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Alongside collaborating with The Internet member Steve Lacy, the single marks a milestone in the Grammy-award winning Scottish artist’s career, after he first sent demos into Defected from the age of 15.

The press release includes two encouraging rejection letters sent to Calvin Harris by label boss Simon Dunmore. The first notes: “I’m returning your CD but would like you to know that this is far superior to many of the demos we regularly receive.” A second adds: ““Keep faith in yourself. I am sure we will do something together.”

Harris and Dunmore later struck up a friendship after meeting at a night Pacha Ibiza, and now the time has come for a debut release on the imprint to come together.

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Simon Dunmore: “I heard ‘Live Without Your Love’, reached out and our discussions led to our involvement on the project. I am all about long term relationships and the fact that Calvin remembers our first exchanges says so much to me, and clearly demonstrates that first impressions are lasting impressions.”

Pre-order or pre-save ‘Live Without Your Love’ here.

Patrick Hinton is Mixmag's Digital Features Editor, follow him on Twitter

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